feverish

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adjective fe·ver·ish \ˈfē-vrish, ˈfe-vər-ish\

Definition of feverish

  1. 1a :  tending to cause feverb :  having the symptoms of a feverc :  indicating or relating to fever

  2. 2 :  marked by intense emotion, activity, or instability feverish excitement

feverishly

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feverishness

noun

Examples of feverish in a Sentence

  1. She was feeling tired and feverish.

  2. He had a feverish appearance.

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First Known Use of feverish

14th century


FEVERISH Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of feverish for English Language Learners

  • : having a fever : suffering from a higher than normal body temperature caused by illness

  • : of or relating to a fever

  • : involving intense emotion or activity : feeling or showing great or extreme excitement


FEVERISH Defined for Kids

feverish

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adjective fe·ver·ish \ˈfē-və-rish\

Definition of feverish for Students

  1. 1 :  having a fever a feverish child

  2. 2 :  characteristic of or relating to a fever a feverish nightmare

  3. 3 :  showing great emotion or activity :  hectic … he belonged to the daytime world of feverish activity. — Betsy Byars, The Summer of the Swans

feverishly

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Medical Dictionary

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adjective fe·ver·ish \ˈfēv-(ə-)rish\

Medical Definition of feverish

  1. 1:  showing symptoms indicating fever (as increased heat and thirst or delirium) :  having a fever the patient is feverish; specifically :  abnormally hot the child's forehead felt feverish

  2. 2:  of or indicating fever a feverish condition

  3. 3:  infected with or tending to cause fever a damp, feverish, unhealthy spot—R. L. Stevenson



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